Second generation of Asus Zenfone smartphones will support 4G LTE

Asus has become fairly popular in the Indian smartphone market after they launched a series of their value-for-money Zenfones in India. The Zenfone 4 and the Zenfone 5 become one of the best-selling smartphones in their respective price segments. Now, it has been revealed that the successor to the Zenfone smartphones will be unveiled during CES 2015.

Asus Zenfone 4

According to Focus Taiwan, the next-generation Asus Zenfone smartphones will be unveiled in July 2015, and will be powered by Intel processors with inbuilt 4G LTE radios. All these devices will be priced starting NTD 9,990 (Rs. 20,200). But they are also working on Zenfone variants with processors from “a second chipmaker” which will be priced starting NTD 4,990 (Rs. 10,000). Will the second chipmaker be Qualcomm or MediaTek? While Qualcomm is known for manufacturing power-efficient, yet fast processors with inbuilt 4G LTE connectivity, MediaTek is fairly popular for offering processors at dirt-cheap prices. It is still unclear whether Asus will go with Qualcomm or MediaTek.

Jerry Shen, CEO of Asus, said, “All of the new phones scheduled for release at the annual trade show will be powered by Intel Corp. chips and will support 4G LTE connectivity. LTE-enabled phones will account for about 30 percent-40 percent of Asustek’s total smartphone shipments in 2015.

Asus has already announced Android 5.0 Lollipop update for all of its Zenfone smartphones but there’s no announced time frame for it. On the other hand, Motorola has already started rolling out the latest version of Android to some of its smartphone. LG is expected to roll out Android Lollipop for the G3 as soon as this week while Samsung is in its final stages of testing Android 5.0 for the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S4.

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November 13, 2014 11:35 pm 11:35 PM

If it is qualcomm and 4G budget friendly then Asus will get some market shares.

November 13, 2014 11:30 pm 11:30 PM

Rs.20000 for non user replaceable phone?. I think it is better to buy Samsung S4 mini or Microsoft lumia 830 model.

November 13, 2014 11:06 pm 11:06 PM

Good specs. But it is waste because of non removable battery and LED indicator on the top of the display.

November 15, 2014 12:03 am 12:03 AM

LED Indicator and Non removal battery is good but they should do something for Its battery back up..
Its too dull..

November 15, 2014 8:52 pm 8:52 PM

Non removable battery is good?. Do not talk foolish. How will you replace the battery yourself without the help from others?. Tell me. Thats why LG has corrected itself from the G2 experience and launched G3 with user replaceable battery.

November 14, 2014 11:25 am 11:25 AM

What is the problem with the LED indicator???

November 14, 2014 5:46 pm 5:46 PM

No problem. What I said is that none of the zenfone series have LED indicator on the top like samsung note 2, note 3, note 4, LG G3 etc.

November 14, 2014 10:39 pm 10:39 PM

Plz don’t compare those high priced mobiles with these.
Moreover zenfones are more beautiful than any other phone in the market. LED indicator is small but looks good while charging/notification.

November 15, 2014 8:50 pm 8:50 PM

Implementing LED indicator is not a costly job. Ok?. Did I ask any high end feature in this handset?. Just user replaceable battery and LED indicator.